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and drink. jon: chasing away the elephants. >> reporter: "america live" starts right now. martha: indeed it does, thank you very much. we start with this fox news alert. this is "america live" i'm in for megyn kelly, i'm martha maccallum. we have just learned that president obama is going to speak in under two minutes. he has just been in very high level meetings about the debt ceiling. we are waiting for a briefing from the white house. wendell goler is standing by, he's been watching this process. we are starting to hear a little bit of what came out of the meeting. what can we expect a couple minutes from now. >> reporter: i expect the president will say there was progress made in the meeting with democrat and republican leaders of the house and senate, though he's unlikely to detail the progress. the only comments made at the start of that meeting were about the sandstorm in phoenix. the president put social security on the table today in an effort to cut up the $4 trillion from the deficit. republicans are saying they are considering tax loop hopes closing loopholes but they
jon kyl from arizona. as you know, he was part of the talk with vice president biden said that text revenue -- tax revenue increases have been on the table. not tax increase but the tax revenue have. listen to this and i want you to respond. >> it has been on the table. we have been talking about increased revenues. we're not talking about increasing taxes. if the government sells something and gets money from it, that is revenue. if there is a user fee of some kind. if we want to raise it to keep up with the times, that is revenue. if you add up the revenues that we have agreed to, we republicans agreed to, it's between 150 and $200 billion. >> bret: so the statement that republicans are putting a gun to the head that they are not coming to the table with anything, is that disingenuous? >> well, listen, i was obviously at the table for the biden talks. we have a commitment we don't talk about what was said and not said in the room. i think there is no question that you have had many republican leaders make comments like no revenues at all. if that is wrong, we welcome that. as the
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.2 million and jon huntsman with $4.1 million. trailing them, herman cain with $2.5 million, newt gingrich 2 million. michele bachman will release hers later. >> which candidate should be excited? ron paul is incredible. which should be more concerned? >> no one on the list should be excited about their numbers. mitt romney, by virtue of the fact he's so far ahead has the least reason to be freaked out. the story of the fund raising of all these numbers is the story of closed wallets and the story of how -- >> yes, some are waiting still. >> so much of the republican donor class is still sitting with checkbooks closed, unhappy with the field, not writing checks, still waiting for something. i don't know what. they have not been -- this is not a show of great enthusiasm. the president is vulnerable. they work in the field and they are not thrilled about any of these guys. >> an incredible time of opportunity, that is sure. >> for a lot of that quarter, tim pawlenty was considered a front-runner. he was the alternative to mitt romney. that pitch didn't resinate at all. he's closer to raising m
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